EFGS 2020 Webinar

20 – 21 October 2020

About the webinar

We invite you to the European Forum for Geography and Statistics (EFGS) 2020 Webinar which is to be held on 20-21 October 2020. The webinar is organized by Statistics Poland with support from EFGS, Eurostat and Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography in Poland. Please note that this meeting is organized in place of 13th EFGS Conference on integration of geography and statistics and will be held for the first time in a scaled down virtual format. Due to the continued impact of COVID-19 EFGS conference cannot be organized in its traditional form this year.


✓  you would like to be a part of GSGF Europe implementation in all stakeholder organizations

✓  you are interested in ESS methodological guidance and are convicted that additions to the ESS quality framework are needed

✓  you have interesting ideas on how to create other guidelines e.g. best practice cases and training materials targeted to enable the users to fully utilize the GSGF Europe framework

this webinar is for YOU!

During the event we will attempt to explore five sections of the GSGF principles, which form the main thematic sessions of the webinar:

1. Use of fundamental geospatial infrastructure and geocoding;
2. Geocoded unit record data in a data management environment;
3. Common geographies for dissemination of statistics;
4. Statistical and geospatial interoperability;
5. Accessible and usable.

More information soon

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The event will consist of four 2-hour virtual meetings.

Day 1, 20th October
12.00 – 12.30Webinar Opening & Welcome speeches
12:30- 13:35Session 1
Keynote Speaker
Principle 1 - speaker 1
Principle 1 - speaker 2
Speaker 3 - Proof-of-concept service for geospatial and statistical data integration
13:35 - 14:00Break
14:00 - 15:45Session 2
Keynote Speaker
Principle 2 - speaker 4
Principle 2 - speaker 5
Principle 3 - speaker 6
Principle 3 - speaker 7
Summing up and discussion
Day 2, 21th October
12:00 - 14:00Session 3
Keynote Speaker
Principle 4 - speaker 8
Principle 4 - speaker 9
Principle 5 - speaker 10
Principle 5 - speaker 11
Summing up and discussion
Summing up and closing
14.15 – 16.00Session 4
GEOSTAT4 status
International initiatives
EFGS General Assembly
Summing up and discussion


European Forum for Geography and Statistics European Forum for Geography and Statistics – EFGS started as a voluntary cooperation between National Statistical Institutions (NSIs) in the Nordic countries in 1998 on use of geographic information systems (GIS) and statistics.
Today EFGS has national contact persons from more than 40 states and territories, having annual conferences and meetings. European Forum for Geography and Statistics (previously called European Forum for Geostatistics) activities are mainly concentrated on the development of the best practices in the production of geostatistics in Europe.
More information about activity of the community you can find on the EFGS website www.efgs.info.

Lars H. Backer Prize

The Lars H. Backer Prize in memoriam of Mr. Lars H. Backer is awarded annually during EFGS conferences for major contributions to the development of a geospatial foundation for official statistics or for significantly improving the relevance of geospatial statistics for evidence-based decision making.

The Prize has a great importance for the winner and the whole EFGS community gathering to celebrate and congratulate the winner. However, due to the current pandemic situation and no possibility to organize a face to face meeting, EFGS Steering Committee has decided to postpone the nominations for the Prize until the next EFGS conference planned in 2021.


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All participants have to register for the event by 14 October 2020.